Majority interest in Activeark sold to JWT Group

Avance acts as lead counsel to Activeark Oy and its shareholders in the sale of a majority interest in Activeark to the JWT Group, which is part of WPP. Activeark is the largest digital agency in Finland and was selected as the agency of the year in 2012. Founded in 2003, Activeark is an international agency focused on creating remarkable user experiences. It has offices in Helsinki, London and Mumbai. This is one of the most significant European acquisitions for JWT in recent history. The Avance team was led by partner Ilkka Perheentupa and includes Björn Söderblom (senior associate) and Anders Floman (associate).

Dedication is a mild word to explain the efforts the Avance team has put into this work. I thank Ilkka and his team for putting themself on the line, I love working with ambitious people“, said Robin Bade, Founder of Activeark.